|Choreography||Marius Petipa & Alexander Gorsky|
|Staging & Additional choreography||Nina Ananiashvili|
|Artistic Consultant||Aleksei Fadeechev|
|Set & Costume Design||Thomas Mika|
|Lighting Design||Billy Chan|
|Live Accompaniment||Hong Kong Sinfonietta|
|Guest Artist||Iana Salenko*|
*Appearance on 26 & 27.8.2017 (7:30pm)
Hong Kong Sinfonietta will provide live accompaniment to Hong Kong Ballet’s performances of Don Quixote under the baton of Benjamin Pope.
Bursting with balletic fireworks and bravura steps, this exuberant production of Don Quixote abounds with love, illusion, daring, and adventure in the colourful streets of Spain. The idealistic, eccentric Don Quixote goes on a quest full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman, Dulcinea—while real-life lovers Kitri and Basilio battle against all odds to unite in true love.
Based on Petipa/Gorsky’s choreography with Nina Ananiashvili’s staging and additional choreography, this ballet features guest ballerina Iana Salenko (Staatsballet Berlin and The Royal Ballet) and is a tour de force, requiring the dancers to tackle some of the most technically demanding choreography in classical ballet with gravity-defying jetes, fearless lifts, and impressive pirouettes. Based on Cervantes’ iconic Spanish novel, Don Quixote is a must-see ballet for all the family—a glorious dance spectacle packed with virtuoso dancing, gorgeous costumes, a fanciful storyline and a lively cast of characters.